Trustees and Overseers

Board of Trustees 2013 – 2014

The trustees of the Museum of Science are united by a strong commitment to support the Museum and its mission. They act as ambassadors, advocates, and solicitors for the Museum to connect to individuals and organizations representing a broad cross-section of professions, community, and cultural backgrounds.

Specifically, trustees help in the identification and recruitment of other trustee leadership who represent the diverse communities the Museum serves. Trustees are also responsible for ensuring the Museum's overall well-being. It is expected that each individual trustee will remain thoroughly informed of the Museum's general programs and operations, and will actively participate on at least one standing committee.

Chair, Board of Trustees

Howard Messing

Vice Chairs, Board of Trustees

  • Joshua Boger
  • Donald M. Kaplan
  • Michael G. Thonis
  • Gwill E. York

Trustees

  • Jeffrey R. Beir
  • Joshua Boger
  • Richard M. Burnes Jr.
  • Richard A. Carpenter
  • Yet-Ming Chiang
  • Stephen E. Coit
  • Nancy E. Dempze
  • Jaishree Deshpande
  • Gary T. DiCamillo
  • Richard A. DiPerna
  • Deborah Dunsire
  • Gretchen S. Fish
  • Jonathan J. Fleming
  • Gary R. Gregg
  • Helen Greiner
  • Leslie E. Greis
  • Steven Haley
  • Daphne Hatsopoulos
  • Jane Hirsh
  • Carol Ann Kania
  • Donald M. Kaplan
  • Ranch Kimball
  • Wendy W. Kistler
  • Kenneth D. Legg
  • Leo X. Liu
  • Kurt Melden
  • Howard Messing
  • Elizabeth Moore
  • Laura Barker Morse
  • Jane Pappalardo
  • Thomas J. Pincince
  • Eugene E. Record Jr.
  • Elizabeth G. Riley
  • George Scangos
  • Matthew D. Shedd
  • Malcolm L. Sherman
  • Lawrence A. Siff
  • Ira Stepanian
  • Howard H. Stevenson
  • William H. Swanson
  • Henri A. Termeer
  • Michael G. Thonis
  • Hal R. Tovin
  • Gwill E. York

Non-Elected Voting Trustees

  • Ioannis N. Miaoulis President and Director, Museum of Science
  • Patricia M. Lassiter Chair, Board of Overseers
  • Wayne M. Kennard Corporation Counsel
  • John Stafford Chair, The Innovators
  • Damase Caouette President, Volunteer Service League

Ex Officio Trustees

  • Mitchell D. Chester The Commissioner, State Department of Education
  • Jack MurrayThe Commissioner, Department of Conservation and Recreation

Trustees Emeriti

  • David W. Ellis President Emeritus
  • John E. Abele
  • Jane C. Bradley
  • Brit J. d’Arbeloff
  • Sally L. Dias
  • M. Dozier Gardner
  • Diane R. Gordon
  • Julie E. Henry
  • Emily C. Hood
  • Frederick H. Lovejoy Jr.
  • Kenneth J. Novack
  • John F. Reno
  • William Schawbel
  • Joan C. Suit
  • Samuel O. Thier

Life Trustees

  • Vernon R. Alden
  • J.P. Barger
  • Warren S. Berg
  • Edith LaC. Dabney
  • George P. Edmonds Jr.
  • John A. Fibiger
  • Walter J. Gamble
  • Paul E. Gray
  • Mrs. Roger L. Nichols
  • James R. Nichols
  • Preston H. Saunders
  • Ralph Z. Sorenson
  • Neil W. Wallace
  • D. Reid Weedon Jr.
  • Sinclair Weeks Jr.

Board of Overseers 2013 – 2014

The Museum of Science overseers are community leaders and friends with a special interest in science, technology, and education. They subscribe to the Museum's important mission "to play a leading role in transforming the nation's relationship with science and technology."

The role of the Museum overseer includes a commitment by each overseer to be fully informed about the Museum and actively involved in the Museum through an individually appropriate mix of time, expertise, and financial resources. The overseer role provides opportunities for experience and leadership for potential future Museum trustees.

Chair, Board of Overseers

Patricia M. Lassiter

Vice Chairs, Board of Overseers

  • Alexis Borisy
  • Maria L. Kussmaul
  • Ted E. MacLean
  • Ann Merrifield

Overseers

  • Richard I. Anders
  • Christine Bellon
  • Alexis Borisy
  • Ian A. Bowles
  • Cynthia Breazeal
  • Charles Button
  • Betsy Washburn Cabot
  • Mary A. Ciampa
  • Jorge C. Conde
  • Jim Daniell
  • Randall Davis
  • J. Timothy Delaney
  • Mark L. DiNapoli
  • Priscilla Douglas
  • Paul Egerman
  • Fenel M. Eloi
  • Juan Enriquez
  • R. Matt Fates
  • Christopher S. Frost
  • Dozier L. Gardner Jr.
  • Kimberly Goldinger
  • Jonathan Goodman
  • Norman W. Gorin
  • Richard Grinnell
  • Evelynn M. Hammonds
  • Ina B. Heafitz
  • Evelyn Higginbotham
  • Galen I. Ho
  • Malcolm J. Huckaby
  • Barbara Hughey
  • Paula A. Johnson
  • Peggy Johnson
  • Philip T. Johnson
  • Salim Kabawat
  • Susan Kaplan
  • Brian T. Keane
  • Michael E. Kolowich
  • Joshua M. Kraft
  • Maria L. Kussmaul
  • Patricia M. Lassiter
  • Boris Levin
  • Stephanie Behrakis Liakos
  • Sharon E. Lowe
  • William A. Lowell
  • Joy Lucas
  • Doug E. MacDougall
  • Ted MacLean
  • Paul A. Maeder
  • Ilene Mason
  • James M. McGlennon
  • Ann Merrifield
  • Lynne T. Miller
  • Mary Anne North
  • Greg O’Shaughnessy
  • Judy M. Pagliuca
  • Thomas L. Pappas
  • Elisabet de los Pinos
  • Joyce L. Plotkin
  • Jason Pontin
  • Johan Pontin
  • Katie Rae
  • Mitchel J. Resnick
  • Carmichael S. Roberts
  • Marc Rubenstein
  • John C. Rutherford
  • Robert Sackstein
  • Cathy P. Sakellaris
  • Judy Samelson
  • Steven D. Schwaitzberg
  • Naomi O. Seligman
  • Leslie P. Shaff
  • Ralph Sheridan
  • Michael S. Sherman
  • Robin E. Sherman
  • Jenot W. Shipley
  • Normand F. Smith III
  • Carol Vash Spritz
  • Fredericka O. Stevenson
  • Sandra Stratford
  • Payson Swaffield
  • Addie Swartz
  • Stuart R. Taylor
  • Richard E. Tinsman Sr.
  • Gene Tremblay
  • Jack Turner
  • Stephen T. Vinter
  • James F. Wade
  • David E. Walker
  • Susan E. Whitehead
  • Amy Morse Winslow
  • Krishna Yeshwant
  • Roxanne E. Zak
  • Andrey J. Zarur
  • Xiaohua Zhang

Overseers Emeriti

  • Nile L. Albright
  • Mrs. Walter M. Cabot
  • Albert M. Creighton Jr.
  • Mrs. Tarrant Cutler
  • Marion S. Ellis
  • Boruch B. Frusztajer
  • Owen J. Gingerich
  • Marvin C. Grossman
  • Gardner C. Hendrie
  • Jonnet K. Holladay
  • Charles H. Hood
  • Richard M. Hunt
  • E. Verner Johnson
  • Richard G. Leahy
  • George Lewis
  • John F. Magee
  • Lorraine Graham Morss
  • Peter Nessen
  • Edith Hall Overly
  • Donald M. Perrin
  • Thomas L. Phillips
  • Helen M. Pounds
  • George Putnam
  • William M. Raeder
  • Thomas A. Rosse
  • Helen Chin Schlichte
  • Marvin G. Schorr
  • Arthur R. Schwartz
  • John A. Shane
  • Eleanor G. Shore
  • Helen B. Spaulding
  • William M. Steul
  • Ralph C. Sweetland
  • Barbara P. Washburn
  • Joanne Weafer
  • John P. Weitzel
  • Charles V. Willie